We typically drive about 300 miles and spend about 60 hours a month driving, loading, unloading, sorting, and delivering food that would otherwise be discarded.
Food rescue drops are usually done on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays every week.
The range of our operation encompasses the 15 mile radius surrounding Buffalo, MN.
The food we are able to rescue is distributed immediately to individuals or organizations who can use it.
Every 2nd Tuesday there is a Produce Drop in Our Father's Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN where anyone in the community can come take fresh produce to help feed their families.
The next day (Wednesday) we cook a Community Meal for 50-70 people out of whatever vegetables are left over! It takes a lot of creativity - and is a LOT of fun!! Our goal is to provide a nutritious, creative meal that inspires people to use the available food in new and exciting ways. Maybe it is an unusual vegetable (like spaghetti squash or eggplant) or perhaps a flavor that isn't familiar (like coconut curries pumpkin) ... but each meal is an adventure!
Come eat with us!
Food is served at 12 noon at Our Father's Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN!
Here are the 2019 Dates:
Check out some of our past menus and recipes!
We are working on adding links for the recipes from all the Community Meals we've made so far.
Riverworks Food Shelf (Rockford)
WCCA Food Shelf (Waverly)
FE+ED (Montrose food drop)
NourishingHOPE (Rockford food drop)
Other partners (pickups and deliveries):
Marketplace Grocery (St Michael)
Phoenix School (Buffalo)
Riverworks Thrift Store (Rockford)
Our Fathers Lutheran Church (Rockford)
Community Garden (Rockford)
Love Inc (Delano)
Critters and Company (Buffalo)
Sue Eull, LLC (Cooking Classes)
... And individual community members who find themselves with excess fresh produce or in need!